Women Reclaiming AI
Woman Reclaiming AI (WRAI) is an expanding activist art-work, presented as a feminist AI voice assistant, programmed through participatory workshops by a growing community of self-identifying women. Through creating a platform for collective writing and editing the project co-creates an AI that challenges gender roles. WRAI is a response to the pervasive depiction of AI voice assistants gendered as women, subordinate and serving. Designed by development teams which lack diversity these systems are embedded with unrepresentative world-views and stereotyping which reinforce traditional gender roles.
This project is created by artists-technologists Coral Manton and Birgitte Aga in collaboration with an ever evolving community of self-identifying women.
Image credits: A Women Reclaiming AI collaborative art-work generated through the use of a GAN (generative adversarial network) trained on an growing data-set of images of project participants and other people the collective find inspirational (scraped from Wikipedia and other public repositories).